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Subjective Perception of Personal Change

Blatný, Marek and Osecká, Terezie (2005) Subjective Perception of Personal Change. In: Narrative, Memory & Everyday Life. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 59-67.

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      Personality stability and change is mostly studied nomothetically, usually by
      means of questionnaires. Therefore, we focus on subjective description of
      personal change. The research was done with the sample of 56 adults (22 men
      and 34 women aged from 36 to 40). We used the life-line technique to elicit a
      life-story telling – respondents were asked to draw a line representing their
      lives and then were invited to tell a story about their lives. We asked the
      question about personal change explicitly. In most cases the referred changes
      can be labelled as normative, which are typical for adulthood (acquirement of
      autonomy, deepened sense of responsibility, shift towards the more rational
      and calm approach to life events, expected bodily changes). Non-normative
      personal changes are associated with unusual life course (eg. continued living
      with parents) or life events (eg. death of son).

      Item Type: Book Chapter
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      Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
      School of Human and Health Sciences
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      Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
      Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 11:55
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:11


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